BJP National Executive meet highlights: PM Modi says focus on equity, sustainability and efficiency in New India

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BJP National Executive meet highlights: PM Modi says focus on equity, sustainability and efficiency in New India
  • 20:36 (IST)

    Over 26 crore LED Bulbs have been distributed among people, says PM Modi

  • 20:20 (IST)

    PM says price of LED bulb has come down from Rs 310 in February 2014 to Rs 40 in September 2017

  • 20:18 (IST)

    Equity, sustainability and efficiency essential in New India, says PM Modi

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Modi says power backup has been increased seven times

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    Households save Rs 13,700 crore annually on account of use of LED lights, says Modi

  • 20:10 (IST)

    PM Modi says solar power tariff has dipped to Rs 2.44 per unit

  • 20:09 (IST)

    Four crore out of 25 crore families do not have power connection even after 70 years of independence, says Modi.

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    Meanwhile, Amit Shah meets CMs of BJP governed states

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    From power shortage we are heading towards power surplus, says Modi

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    'We are heading towards one nation, one grid goal'

  • 19:55 (IST)

    We will ensure that there is complete electrification in the country, says Modi

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    An amount of Rs 16,000 crore has been allocated to bring a monumental change in the lives of the poor, says Modi

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    'No poor person has to pay for the electric connection'

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    We have taken multi-dimensional steps which have helped us in achieving surplus of electricity, says Modi

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    Modi says out of 18,000 villages where we promised electricity, less than 3,000 have not got power yet

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    Four crore families have not yet received electricity, says Modi

  • 19:41 (IST)

    Our govt identified with the poor and is the first to launch schemes for them: Modi


    Modi says they are the first government to launch the maximum number of schemes for the poor. "We are the first to think of women who become victims of pollution in the kitchen," says Modi.

  • 19:38 (IST)

    We are the first govt to open bank accounts for 15 crore Indians, says Narendra Modi

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    ONGC is the first PSU to create a 'Start-Up fund' of Rs 100 Crore, says Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Pre-paid model to be adopted for electricity to all households as per plan, says Power Minister RK Singh

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    Narendra Modi begins his speech

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    Narendra Modi digitally launches Baseen gas field off the shore of Mumbai

  • 19:12 (IST)

    Power minister RK Singh promises electricity in all villages

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    Narendra Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

  • 18:55 (IST)

    Dharmendra Pradhan gifts PM Narendra Modi three books

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    PM Modi about to announce Centre's new 'Saubhagya' scheme

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    Watch: Full speech of Arun Jaitley's address to the BJP National Executive meet

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    Certain of victory in 2019: Jaitley

    "We're certain of victory in 2019. And we're certain of building a 'New India' by year 2022," says Arun Jaitley while addressing the BJP National Executive meeting.

  • 17:40 (IST)

    Anti-corruption agenda will never have UPA's backing, says Arun Jaitley

    "Corruption and elimination of black money was never on UPA's agenda in 10 years. So it's obvious our efforts to do so wouldn't have the support of UPA leaders. Those on the receiving end of our government's anti-corruption stance are uneasy," says Arun Jaitley.

  • 17:38 (IST)

    GDP has dipped, admits Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

  • 17:37 (IST)

    'Public participation will help eliminate corruption and terrorism'

    Arun Jaitley, elaborating more on what Narendra Modi said at the BJP National Executive meeting, said the Prime Minister wants the BJP to focus on public participation, as it would help eliminating corruption and terrorism.

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    'Harsh language cannot substitute substantiative arguments'

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    'PM wants to take BJP beyond elections'

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    No political party as active as BJP in India, Jaitley tells BJP National Executive meet

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    Watch: Arun Jaitley addresses BJP's National Executive meeting

  • 16:53 (IST)

    Arun Jaitley to address National Executive meet at 5 pm

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Modi to address National Executive meet shortly

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon address BJP workers at the National Executive meeting.

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    IN PICS: Amit Shah, Narendra Modi inaugurate the BJP National Executive meet

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    Infrastructure development will deter terrorists in Kashmir, Naxal-hit areas: Gadkari

    "In Kashmir, we have inaugurated Rs 40,000 crore worth of projects. We are also focussing on developing infrastructure in the Naxal-hit areas. Development will deter terrorists in all these regions," Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

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    Modi govt exposed terrorism in front of the world: Nitin Gadkari

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    Not one corruption allegation against Modi govt in three years: Gadkari

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    We seek friendship with Pakistan: Gadkari

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    We seek friendship with Pakistan: Gadkari

  • 14:53 (IST)

    Relations with foreign countries improving: Gadkari

    Senior BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari said India's relations with foreign countries have been improving. "There were disputes between India and China. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully resolved the issue and tensions on the border was resolved. Similarly, we also wish for friendship with Pakistan. This is the reason Modi broke from protocol to meet Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2014," he said.

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    BJP govt has ensured corruption-free environment: Piyush Goyal

    Updating the media on the ongoing BJP National Executive meeting, Goyal said, "The steps that this BJP government have taken from Day 1 have always ensured that we work towards a corruption-free environment. Demonetisation, pulling up benami properties, shutting down shell companies among other measures, were some of the big steps undertaken by us."

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    BJP slams Rahul's comments on dynastic politics

    "Our party has criticised Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi's statements in Berkeley University, where he said that our country was running on dynastic politics. BJP has always worked on politics of performance. We are working for the poor. We strongly object to these statements, so does the nation," says Piyush Goyal while elaborating on Amit Shah's speech at the national executive.

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    Watch: Union Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the media during BJP National Executive meet in Delhi 

  • 11:31 (IST)

    Govt concerned over latest GDP figures

    The slowdown in economic growth, the lack of jobs, a stimulus package to kickstart the economy and the next round of assembly polls are on top of agenda for the BJP leadership. 

    The government is concerned over the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures which has shown a growth rate of 5.7 percent and Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has been talking of a package to revive economic growth after the 8 November demonetisation slowed it down. An economic resolution is also likely to be passed keeping the focus on demonetisation and the roll out of GST.

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday took stock of the party's performance at its national executive meeting that will conclude with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address, in which he is expected to counter the Opposition's criticism of the state of the economy.

After inaugurating the two-day national executive, Shah held a meeting with office-bearers, state chiefs and organisational leaders to finalise agenda items, including resolutions, which the national executive is expected to
discuss on 25 September, the birth anniversary of Hindutva icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

During the office bearers' meeting, Shah reviewed the performance of the party's expansion drive in the last one year.

 BJP National Executive meet highlights: PM Modi says focus on equity, sustainability and efficiency in New India

BJP leaders at the party office bearers' meeting at NDMC Convention Centre, in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI

More than four lakh party workers covered the 4,100 state assembly seats to strengthen the party and shared the
development measures initiated by the government, party general secretary Bhupender Yadav said.

It was also decided to take forward prime minister Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission and the resolve to establish a 'New India' and make them a success, he said.

General Secretary Vinay Sahasrabuddhe also shared the details of Shah's country-wide tour during the meeting and said the party chief travelled 50,000 km and interacted with 18,000 workers across the country to strengthen the BJP.

To mark the birth centenary celebrations of Upadhyaya, the party has also dedicated the year to the 'welfare of the poor' and the government has taken various initiatives on this front while curbing corruption, Yadav said.

A key highlight of the meeting will be the presence of the party's elected lawmakers -- close to 1,400 MLAs, 337 MPs and all MLCs, besides its core group leaders from states among others on Monday.

Modi, who will deliver the valedictory address on Monday, may use the opportunity to highlight his government's pro-poor measures and other policy decisions.

With the Opposition parties attacking the government's handling of the economy by citing the fall in GDP rate and demonetisation figures, Modi is expected to take them on and highlight his dispensation's "successes" in boosting
transparency and curbing black money, party sources said.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has consistently attacked the government over the economy during his visit to the US.

The BJP sources said the party's resolution is likely to assert that the economy has been doing better under the NDA than it did under the previous UPA government.

The roll-out of the GST has been described by the party as a major success of the government which, it has asserted, will integrate the country's economy.

The prime minister's agenda of development is also expected be a key feature. A senior party leader said the issue of Rohingya immigrants, whom the government has termed a threat to security, may also find a mention.

With the government and the party embracing Upadhyaya's plank of 'antyodaya' (upliftment of the last man), the executive is expected to cite a number of measures taken by the Union and the BJP-ruled states for the poor's welfare.

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Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017 21:54:11 IST